Incredibly Energetic and Irreverent Book of Mormon Cracks Up the DPAC Audience

The Second National Tour of The Book of Mormon, playing Aug. 7-12 at DPAC, stars (from left) Monica L. Patton, Kevin Clay, and Conner Peirson (photo © Julieta Cervantes)

Add off-the-charts energy to side-splitting, cringe-worthy comedy with a political bent and you might think South Park. You wouldn’t be far off. Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of the four-time Emmy Award-winning animated series, and Avenue Q: The Musical co-creator Robert Lopez have collaborated to create “the best musical of the century,” according… Continue reading Incredibly Energetic and Irreverent Book of Mormon Cracks Up the DPAC Audience

DPAC’s The Book of Mormon Is Delightful and Deep from Beginning to End

DPAC will present eight performances of The Book of Mormon on Aug. 7-12 (photo © Julieta Cervantes)

The Book of Mormon was the Hamilton of its day when it first premiered back in 2011. However, its latest production, at the Durham Performing Arts Center, directed by Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, proves that this musical has major staying power. The musical, which has won both Tony and Grammy awards, focuses on young… Continue reading DPAC’s The Book of Mormon Is Delightful and Deep from Beginning to End

Bungles in the Jungle Become Bellylaughs on Aug. 7-12 in The Book of Mormon at DPAC

DPAC will present eight performances of The Book of Mormon on Aug. 7-12 (photo © Julieta Cervantes)

On Aug. 7-12, the Durham Performing Arts Center will open its electrifying 2018-19 2018-19 SunTrust Broadway Series with an octet of high-voltage performances of The Book of Mormon. DPAC hopes that the Third Coming of this rollicking, R-rated 2011 Tony Award®-winning musical from the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the cheeky and sometimes foul-mouthed animated… Continue reading Bungles in the Jungle Become Bellylaughs on Aug. 7-12 in The Book of Mormon at DPAC

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” Features a New Book by Douglas Carter Beane and New Songs

The First National Tour of the award-winning 2013 Broadway production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella will play the eight enchanted evening and matinee performances on Nov. 18-13 at the Durham Performing Arts Center, in the American Tobacco Historic District of downtown Durham. Originally written for CBS by composer Richard Rodgers (1902-79) and lyricist and librettist… Continue reading Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” Features a New Book by Douglas Carter Beane and New Songs